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The Doha Film Institute unveils spring grants

A total of 31 projects from 28 countries have received Dfi support, including two Yemeni films for the first time.

Lebanese filmmaker Mounia Akl, Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat and Academy Award-nominated Syrian documentarian Feras Fayyad are among the recipients of the Doha Film Institute’s 2019 spring funding round.

Overall, 37 projects from 28 countries have received fresh grants from the Qatari body, which is one of the only steady sources of financing for independent cinema in the Arab world.

A total of 31 of the projects hail from the Arab world, with two film projects coming from Yemen for the first time.

Two of the grantee films,

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